Rachael is a senior private client lawyer who has extensive knowledge and practical experience in the administration, preservation and transmission of wealth, and the issues involved in landed estates and succession planning. She deals with a variety of legal structures, agricultural, business and heritage property and other assets belonging to individuals, family groups, trusts and companies, primarily in the UK but also with international connections.
Rachael has prepared a vast range of wills, trusts, deeds of variation, property documents, powers of attorney, advance directives and ancillary documentation. She has considerable experience in the provision of specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their family, and those involved in their private and business affairs, including carers, trustees, attorneys and what to do if the physical or mental capacity of a director or partner becomes questionable.
She acts for a wide range of individuals, trustees and beneficiaries on a broad range of wealth management and taxation issues, the scope and exercise of trustee powers and the variation of trusts, dealing with beneficiary claims and due diligence issues.
Rachael is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (www.step.org), a committee member of the West of England branch and a member of the Agricultural Law Association.